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Workshops

Workshops are offered through out the year on varied topics, for professionals, volunteers, and caregivers. Participants can delve deeper into topics like cultural humility, Alzheimer's and dementia, harm reduction, grief and bereavement to name but a few. Most sessions can run between an hour to 3 hours depending on topic. Our full schedule for the year will be up shortly.

Location

Margaret Bahen Hospice, 653 Queen Street, Newmarket, ON

Fee

Volunteers/Caregivers $30 Professionals $60

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Course

Description

It will be like a book club, but instead of reading you will be asked to watch a short movie, ted talk, podcast about living with a life limiting illness, grief, bereavement, death, etc. This will be on zoom so following the video we will hold a discussion to hear your points of view. Through this process we will learn from each other and hopefully receive some golden nuggets we can use in our professional and volunteer lives.

Dates

Tuesday, November 14th

Tuesday, December 12th

Time

12:00 - 12:45 pm Via Zoom

Fee

Free

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How to Help a Grieving Loved One
A Skill-Building Workshop for People who (will) care for the Bereaved.

Course

Facilitated by

Aly Bird

Description

After the ceremonies are complete and the chaos has calmed, how do you show up for someone through the long haul of grief? This workshop will teach friends, family members, and professional helpers alike, lessons that are imperative to the survival of the bereaved and their success in the role of supporter. You will learn: 

  • The three things that every supporter needs to give the bereaved,

  • How to not say the wrong thing,

  • How to recover when mistakes are made, 

  • and much more. 

Participants will need a way to take notes (paper, pen, or word doc) during the workshop. 

​Expectations for participants:

  • To have cameras on for the duration of the workshop 

  • Courage to ask questions when you have them

  • Respect and compassion for all other participants 

Dates

Tuesday, November 21st

 

Time

1:30 - 4:00 pm Via Zoom

Fee

Free

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Straight Talk

Course

Facilitated by

Susanne Urzendowsky

Objectives 

  • Informs about access, philosophy and advantages of hospice palliative care

  • Discusses the importance and benefits of Advance Care Planning

  • Provides viable information for individuals and families about dying and the grieving process  

  • Offers space for discussion and inquiries 

Date

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Time:

2:30 - 3:30pm 

Fee

Free

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Therapeutic Touch Training®,
15 hours  

Course

Facilitated by

Jim Metson and Nancy Hall

Description

This training is for those who will be offering this modality to hospice clients/residents.

Therapeutic Touch® is a wholistic, evidence-based, modern interpretation of several ancient healing practises that promotes balance and well-being. This gentle form of energy healing is used to provide comfort and relief to others as well as oneself, touching people at all levels of their being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch® is an interactive workshop designed to introduce participants to the principles and practice of Therapeutic Touch®.

 

Part 1 of a 2 Part Training

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history, underlying theory and research supporting Therapeutic Touch®

  • Understand the role of compassion in Therapeutic Touch®

  • Distinguish between centering and grounding

  • Understand how to assess, clear and rebalance the human energy field

  • Give and receive several Therapeutic Touch® sessions with supervision

  • Learn the benefits of Therapeutic Touch® for others and oneself

Dates

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch® COMPLETED

Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Wednesday, May 10 , 2023 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Saturday, May 13 , 2023 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

The Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch®

Saturday, November 11  – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

Wednesday, November 15  – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Saturday, November 25 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

 

Fee

$225 per person each level.

(Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program)

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Grieving During The Holidays  

Course

Facilitated by

Rev. Vicki Cousins

Description

The Holiday Season is approaching and for many of us, rather than feeling festive, we may be feeling sad and lonely. We invite you to share in a gathering that will include ritual, meditation, reflection, the image of trees, and hope.

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Dates

Wednesday, December 6th 2023

 

Time

10:00 - 11:30 am - via Zoom 

Fee

Free

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